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There are 5 ways to get from Lourdes to Santander by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Bayonne Ic
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$64 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus via Gare de Tarbes  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Tarbes to Bilbao K784
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$37 - $80

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Tarbes to Bilbao, Bilbao 786
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$37 - $59

Train  •  11h 13m

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Bayonne Ic
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc
  3. Take the train from Bilbao to Santander

$55 - $80

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Lourdes to Santander 246.3 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Lourdes to Santander is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 8h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Lourdes to Santander is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lourdes to Santander. However, there are services departing from Gare de Lourdes and arriving at Santander via Tarbes and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lourdes to Santander. However, there are services departing from Lourdes and arriving at Santander via Bayonne, Hendaia, Amara-Donostia and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 13m.

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The distance between Lourdes and Santander is 307 km. The road distance is 394.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lourdes to Santander without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 30m and costs 55€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Lourdes to Santander, including transfers.

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Lourdes to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Tarbes station.

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Lourdes to Santander train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lourdes station.

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The best way to get from Lourdes to Santander is to bus which takes 7h 32m and costs 30€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 11h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Lourdes to Santander.
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  • Distance: 191.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Lourdes, France and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from Lourdes to Santander via Gare de Tarbes, Tarbes, and Bilbao in around 7h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lourdes to Santander via Bayonne, Hendaye, Hendaia, Amara-Donostia, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, and Bilbao in around 11h 13m.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lourdes to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Tarbes to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Tarbes, Tarbes to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Tarbes to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lourdes to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santander station.

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Lourdes to Santander train services, operated by Renfe Feve, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lourdes to Santander is 394 km. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Lourdes to Santander.

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There are 503+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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